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Catholic Online Resources (COR) offers a Roman Catholic homily writing service specifically designed to assist Priests, Deacons and Lay Preachers with their weekly sermons. For those times when, despite your best efforts, your busy schedule or unexpected interruptions keep you from finding time to properly prepare your homilies, or when you need a fresh idea for an upcoming sermon, Catholic Online Resources' homily service is here to help you deliver a relevant, high impact message.
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Simply look to Jesus. Get to know Him, seek to love Him and everything else will fall into place. It will mean giving up many of the comforts that we used to distract ourselves from our loneliness and emptiness. But we will find something better, something truly fulfilling and ultimately satisfying. We will find the love of our hearts and the purpose of our lives nowhere else than in Jesus Christ Himself.Add to cart
The desire to pray is itself a prayer. If we desire to pray, it is because the Holy Spirit is stirring in our hearts and inviting us to friendship with Him. We should indulge that desire to pray every day including by reciting prayers such as the Our Father and the thousands of other prayers written by holy women and men down through the centuries.Add to cart
Let us get to know our Lord by reading the Bible and meditating on His word. Then we will have a stronger sense of His presence in our midst and be able to make Him feel welcome in our lives. Choosing the “better part” as Mary did will also bring more serenity into our hearts when our days get stressful and busy. Then, when we finally meet our Lord face to face, we can say that we truly knew Him and loved Him.Add to cart
As we begin a new week, let us reflect on the people we may be neglecting. Is there someone whom we can call just to let them know we are thinking of them? Is there someone at school or work who would benefit from our just spending time listening to them? There are sad and wounded people all around us. Bringing them the love of God requires that we set aside our own needs and concerns, if just for a moment, to let them know that someone cares. In doing so, we will also experience the love of God flowing through us and come to understand what life is really all about.Add to cart
By our words and good deeds, we are to proclaim the Kingdom of God. To do that we cannot hold on to our possessions or regrets. We need to be really free if the Holy Spirit is going to move us out of our comfort zones and toward those who really need our help. By focusing on Jesus rather than ourselves, all things become possible. Then we can rejoice that our names are written in heaven.Add to cart
When we stop looking to what others expect of us and set aside our fears, it will become clear to us what we truly desire. If that means getting married, becoming a deacon or spending our lives in silent prayer in a convent, no other life will make us happier. Until we say “yes”, we will always have that gnawing sense that we are missing out on all that God has planned for us. On the other hand, when we do find the courage to say “yes”, God does great things through us and leads us down paths we could never have imagined.Add to cart
Jesus came to give us a full, joyful and abundant life – not an easy one and not necessarily a successful one, at least not as the world measures success. We experience that full, joyful and abundant life by embracing the cross. That does not mean that we have to go looking for suffering. Rather, it is a matter of accepting in love whatever difficulties and challenges arise throughout our day. It also means helping our neighbors carry their burden of pain. It is as simple as making the sacrifice to wake up an hour early to pray or not watching television at night to visit someone in the hospital. If we can do that every day with the love and strength that God provides, our hearts will know the peace that only comes from being close to Jesus and we will be truly alive as Jesus promised, “whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.”Add to cart
At the Last Supper Jesus washed the apostles feet and commanded them to do the same. Where do you suppose He got that idea? Could it be that Jesus was so moved by the love and faith of the sinful woman that He was inspired to imitate Her gesture by washing the apostles feet? And if Jesus could be so moved by her example how much more should we wash one another’s feet understanding how much we have been forgiven and showing the same mercy and tenderness to everyone, especially those the world cast aside?Add to cart
If, by our example, we teach our children to abandon the sick, they will abandon us. If, on the other hand, we teach them to love and nurture the elderly, they will love and nurture us. Our future and the future of our society, then, depends on how we treat the generation that went before us. As followers of Jesus Christ, we have no other choice than to treat them with compassion, tenderness and generosity.Add to cart
If you are like me, you may have spent many Sundays in church simply to meet an obligation. Receiving our Lord in the Eucharist can become routine and monotonous. If that is the case, then let’s put an end to it right here and now. Let us ask God to open our eyes to the great gift He offers us every Sunday, indeed every day. And let us beg the Holy Spirit to really transform us along with the bread and wine so that we can become like Jesus whom we receive.Add to cart
It is easy to get confused trying to put this mystery into words. However, it is the central mystery of our faith and it is important for us to understand it as best we can, though we can never fully grasp it. That is why the Church gives us this celebration every year – to grow deeper in our knowledge of the reality of this God of love. It is not a merely intellectual exercise but an invitation to praise God who is beyond anything we can hope for our imagine.Add to cart
All of us strive to make this parish a place where the Risen Christ is encountered. However, ultimately the Holy Spirit is in charge. Our life as Christians simply requires that we allow Him to lead us wherever He wills. If we do that, like the apostles, people will come to know Jesus through us. Then nothing will be impossible for us.Add to cart